Tag: Dharma

07
Jun
2010

Have You Taken Refuge in the Inner Triple Gem?

Symbol of the Triratna (: Sanskrit; Tiratana: Pali), as seen in the Sanchi stupa, 1st century BCE. 自皈依佛,当愿众生,绍隆佛种,发无上心 自皈依法,当愿众生,深入经藏,智慧如海 自皈依僧,当愿众生,统理大众,一切无碍…

31
May
2010

What Did the Cat Say Again?

In ‘The Rabbi’s Cat 2’ by Joann Sfar, the cat says this of his master, ‘I love you because you’re…

12
May
2010

Project Rebirth: Rediscover, Reflect, Recharge

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05
May
2010

What If Enlightenment is Impossible or Retrogressible?

If enlightenment is impossible, the strife towards it is still meaningful because it is the path to greater happiness, as…

05
May
2010

One Brilliant Whatever

We replaced the one dim bulb in the living room with a new bright one, and removed the lamp cover…

03
May
2010

Brace! Brace! Brace!

One who braces for the hard knocks of life will find them less shocking and painful. Not bracing for reality…

22
Apr
2010

Invaluable & Priceless

Q: What is ‘invaluable’? A: It’s what’s ‘priceless’. Q: Of course the ‘in-valuable’ is ‘price-less’ – but what’s that? A:…

20
Apr
2010

Becoming Enlightened

I finished reading ”Becoming Enlightened’ by His Holiness the Dalai Lama (translated and edited by Jeffrey Hopkins, PhD) a few…

16
Mar
2010

Everyone Should Come

A Tit for a Tat (119) Tit: Those who should come most to Dharma lessons tend not to come. Tat:…

25
Jan
2010

India Adventures (3.5): Gifts that Truly Last

Taj Mahal tells of a very sad love story. It’s sad not because two who were deeply in love were…

27
Oct
2009

Let’s Give Peace, Happiness & Dharma!

When we were younger, our dreams to save the world was huge. But as we grew up, we easily find…

16
Aug
2009

A Girl’s Best Friend?

B: You know, you look like you need a ‘best friend’. Z: How so? B: You have no blings (diamonds)…

27
Jul
2009

More Dharma For More

Went to the library yesterday. To my great disappointment, there aren’t many English or Chinese Buddhist books to borrow. I…

12
May
2009

Do You Win When You Lose?

In ‘Timbuktu’ by Paul Auster (illustrated by Julia Goschke for an abridged graphic novel), the author explores human homelessness via…

22
Apr
2009

Who Do You Take Refuge In?

Pic: 4ocima Taking refuge in the Buddha, may I be with the awakened Taking refuge in the Dharma, may I…

13
Apr
2009

Good & Bad English

Shakespearean English, unless spoken at plays, sounds like bad English in our times. Modern English, unless spoken in our times,…

13
Oct
2008

Temples : Rise & Fall

Japan Adventures (2) : Temples Destroyed & Rebuilt When you visit many temples in Japan, you will be given brochures…

01
Jul
2008

Manifestations : Buddhas, Bodhisattvas & Gods

The Cross-Manifestations of Buddhas, Bodhisattvas & Gods? (Also featured in www.buddhistchannel.tv) It is common for those unfamiliar with the different…

06
Jul
2006

How Buddhists Can Destroy Buddhism

If a [practising] Bodhisattva acts in such a manner [which harms other Buddhists for personal advantage], he is no different…

15
Jun
2006

Buddhists : Are Atheists?

Are Buddhists Atheists? (Part of this article was published at www.buddhistchannel.tv. This is written in response to an inaccurate portrayal…